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Wolves, Riders set to battle in Sequim

by MICHAEL DASHIELL
Sequim Gazette

The road for the Wolves just doesn’t get any easier.

Sequim saw its five-game Olympic League winning streak come to an abrupt halt on Jan. 4 against Kingston and then dropped a 20-point decision to Olympic two days later.

Sequim (5-3 in league play, 8-5 overall) looks to get back on a winning track this week. The Wolves were slated to play Port Townsend on Jan. 11 — results of the game were unavailable at press time.

Sequim hosts rival — and league leader — Port Angeles on Jan. 13, a varsity double-header with the boys’ teams.

Sequim’s Haleigh Harrison prepares to win a jumpball with Port Angeles’ Kiah Jones (11) in February 2010. The Wolves and Roughriders meet for this season’s first battle, set for 5:15 p.m Jan. 13. Sequim seeks their first win against P.A. since the 2006-2007 season. The varsity/junior varsity doubleheader begins at 3:30 p.m. with JV games in the main and auxiliary gyms. Following the girls’ varsity game, the Sequim and Port Angeles boys battle at 7 p.m.    Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell


Last season, the Rough-riders roughed up Sequim twice, by scores of 73-25 and 84-20.

The Wolves host North Mason on Jan. 18 and Bremerton on Jan. 21.

Bucs, Trojans bully Wolves

The Wolves may be a different team, but figuring out how to beat the Kingston Buccaneers remains a puzzle.

Alex Rose-Albert scored a team-high 14 points to lead the host Buccaneers to a 52-34 win against Sequim on Jan. 4, both teams’ first league game since mid-December.

Rylleigh Zbaraschuk led Sequim with 17 points.

In the end, that was enough to help Kingston secure its sixth consecutive win versus the Wolves.

Rose-Albert, a former Sequim player, helped Kingston get out to an early lead by scoring 11 points in the opening quarter, as the Bucs led 16-10 after the first eight minutes.

“This was pretty exciting,” Rose-Albert told the Kitsap Sun. “It was fun to score all those points at the beginning.”

The win tied a Kingston school record for consecutive victories, one that Port Angeles snapped on Jan. 7.
Kingston and Sequim meet again Feb. 4 in Sequim.

Two days later, Olympic powered past Sequim 46-26, making it a clean season sweep for the Trojans. Haleigh Harrison led Sequim with seven points.

Shannon Jackson led Olympic with 16 points, the only player in double figures.

Olympic League standings
(as of Jan. 10)
Team    Lg.    Over.
Pt. Angeles    8-0    9-2
Kingston    6-2    9-3
Olympic    5-3    6-6
Sequim    5-3    8-5
Pt. Townsend    5-4    6-6
North Kitsap    3-5    4-6
Bremerton    2-5    4-7
North Mason    2-6    3-9
Klahowya    0-8    1-9


Reach Michael Dashiell at miked@sequimgazette.com.

 

 

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